About me

The Chapbook by Charles Bane, Jr.

My name is Charles Bane, Jr.

Though I publish occasional fiction, my writing life is devoted to poetry, and its advocacy.

On this website are new poems , links to my books on Amazon, and latest news.

My first book of poetry came to the notice of Past U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall and we corresponded for a year. These letters were donated to The Paris Review and University of Michigan. A sampling can be found here.

Poetry is ahead of history, but I trace its steps on a blog sponsored by The Gutenberg Project, that is designed to be a reader-friendly history of the evolution of poetry in the West.

I am married to a beautiful, third-generation Southern cook, and we have one son who is a gifted painter. I'm essentially the luckiest man who has ever lived.